Anyone have any reports on this incident?
- SCC this incident isn't widely known because it ended as well as it could have I suppose.
But last week in 010, two detectives were patrolling the district in an Ford Fusion looking to identify a car in one of their cases. A Latin King gang member throws up a gang sign at them, and as the detectives car stops, the Latin King runs up to the drivers door and puts a gun in the drivers face. Luckily as things turned out he recognized they weren't rivals and fled on foot. He was taken into custody and was found to have TWO guns on him. The incident is verified because it was captured on surveillance video.
But here's the kicker. He was 46 years old. In 1986 he was sentenced to 45 years for a murder. While in custody, he stabbed a corrections liutenant and did 10 years of solitary in Tamms for it. After stabbing the liutenant, why not let him out after only 25 years for his "good behavior." And then after his release he took a burglary pinch and hit probation.
The system is broken. And we are lucky that this particular incident didn't end up much worse. Luckily he was "old school" enough that he wanted to verify his target first instead of spraying at their car at the hint of a challenge like these younger kids. Plus, the heads up actions of the detectives probably saved their lives. Glad it all worked out, but our good luck can only extend so far, and in a system like this the deck seems stacked against us.
Pay attention and stay safe brothers and sisters.
Seems like there should be some "zero tolerance" going on around the Marquette District, but we suppose being 3,000 officers short has kind of put a damper on things like that, along with actually having the stones to sweep the corners like the old days.
Labels: info for the police